BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that they will remind the Dynamic Builders and Construction Company, the contractor of the nearly P1 billion Provincial Administration Center, of the intention of Capitol to build the new PAC on a 25-hectare property purchased by the province at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
This was after the provincial government failed to get a reply from the contractor, that was already notified about the intention of the province to move the Capitol administrative building from its original site in Bacolod City, to Talisay City.
The transfer of the Capitol offices to Talisay City was already approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Lacson said.
The Association of Chief Executives of Negros Occidental also supported the move, through a resolution they approved early this year.
Lacson had expected the construction of the new PAC to start this year, and targeted for completion within three years.
Meanwhile, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that the provincial government is now in full control of the Negros First Cybercentre, following a smooth transition from the Negros Property Management Development Corporation.
The provincial government and the NPMDC had entered into a mutual termination of the Joint Venture Agreement for the management of the cyber center.
Diaz said the Center is now under the Economic Enterprise Development Department, with Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. designated as overall contact person, and lawyer Anabelle Palic tasked to manage it.
The Cyber Center administrative concerns have been assigned to Arnel Argusar and its security to Renelo Lastierre, he added.*